Amazon to produce a live-action Tomb Raider series

The Tomb Raider series is no stranger to live-action adaptations. In the 2000s, Angelina Jolie starred as the badass grave robber in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its sequel, The Cradle of Life. At the time, both movies were financial if not critical successes but are viewed more favorably today, especially when compared to contemporaries like Doom, Silent Hill, and Max Payne. In 2018, a reboot of the Tomb Raider movie franchise was produced to follow up the reboot of the game series, this time with Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander in the lead.

With the Fallout show hitting over 65 million viewers, Amazon has proven it can make a pretty good video game adaptation. Plus, the streamer is no stranger to successful adaptations of other mediums with The Boys, Gen V, and Invincible, so a Tomb Raider series seems like it could be a good fit. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, notable for her work on Fleabag and Killing Eve, also seems to be a fan of the series, sharing in Amazon’s press release, “Lara Croft means a lot to me, as she does to many, and I can’t wait to go on this adventure. Bats ‘n all.” I’m not sure if bats were a pain in the ass in the reboots as they were in the original trilogy, but at least, as an original trilogy fan myself, I feel like the series is in capable hands. She also has hands-on tomb-raiding experience, so to speak, starring alongside Harrison Ford in the latest Indiana Jones movie.

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